PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Incorporated (NLNAC) has affirmed the continued accreditation status of the nursing program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).
The program is accredited by NLNAC and will receive a site visit during the Fall 2012 semester. UAPB has received continued accreditation from NLNAC since 1979.
“We are encouraged by the NLNAC endorsement,” said Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr., UAPB’s chancellor. “The University has provided the Department of Nursing with the necessary resources to be successful. The continued accreditation will allow the department to fulfill its mission.”
“We are very pleased to receive affirmation of continued accreditation,” said Dr. Mary E. Benjamin, vice chancellor for academic affairs. “This affirmation comes at a very timely point to reaffirm to the public the quality of nursing education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.”
“I am extremely ecstatic that NLNAC has approved our continued accreditation,” said Dr. Yolanda W. Page, interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “Their approval is a testament to the hard work of the department’s present faculty, staff and students. I am especially appreciative of Dr. Irene Henderson, interim chair [of the department of nursing at UAPB]. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that the program is accountable to all stakeholders.”
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs (Clinical Doctorate, Master’s Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, Associate Degree, Diploma, and Practical Nursing program). The Commission has authority and accountability for carrying out the responsibilities inherent in the application of standards and criteria, accreditation processes, and the affairs, management, policy-making, and general administration of the NLNAC. The NLNAC is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for both post-secondary and higher degree programs in nursing education.
NLNAC accredits all types of post-secondary and higher degree education nursing programs.